TELEVISION NO LONGER A SMALL MEDIUM, SAYS JUHI PARMAR
Television actor Juhi Parmar (left) feels that Bollywood biggies entering the small screen space is an encouraging trend and proves that television is no longer a small medium.
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar are the big stars who have forayed into television.
“It’s a great thing that big film actors are doing shows on television. It shows that this medium is not small,” says Juhi.
The actor points out that unlike in India, in the West there is no specific demarcation among actors only doing television or films. “In the West, movie actors are doing TV, and television actors are doing films. I think we are all performers and the medium shouldn’t matter, as only the technique of the shoot might be different,” she says.
Juhi, who became popular with her daily soap Kumkum, has been part of the TV industry for quite sometime. The 34-year-old is happy with the growth the small screen has witnessed over the years. “The growth has been huge. Today, the number of channels and shows have also increased. There is variety offered to audience and one can choose to watch what they want according to their taste and preferences,” she says.